Swan Song: Gill Lewis

Swan Song by Gill Lewis

Absolute pieces. That’s what I was when I came to the closing chapters of this beautiful beautiful book. Gill has tugged my heartstrings before with social issues but it is with animal conservation stories that she has an absolute gift with her classics such as Run Wild and Eagle Warrior.  This time she turns her … Continue reading Swan Song: Gill Lewis

Bookish Gift ideas: Children’s Magazine Subscriptions

Let’s face it, this Christmas it is harder than ever to find the right gift. Especially if you want to support small businesses and independent producers and particularly tricky if you want to buy for children. Sometimes the gift that keeps giving is a magazine subscription, but not a plastic toot accompanied advert riddled magazine … Continue reading Bookish Gift ideas: Children’s Magazine Subscriptions

In the time of Shut Schools, What I’ve learned as an ex teacher from 3 years home educating.

I know, it’s scary, it’s frustrating. But we can get through it. Schools have shutdown across the world and millions of parents are suddenly becoming their child’s teacher never expecting to find themselves in this situation and many are feeling worried, out of their depth and frustrated that it’s not going as well as expected. … Continue reading In the time of Shut Schools, What I’ve learned as an ex teacher from 3 years home educating.

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour – Ally Carter

This book where Little Orphan Annie meets the Superhero universe is a book that makes me feel like a little kid again. I've always enjoyed superhero films and this is the perfect middle grade novel that draws on both that genre and Ally Carter's experience writing the YA Gallagher Girls spycraft and teenagers series. Imagine … Continue reading Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour – Ally Carter